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Public Relations (PR) Officer Salary

For Public Relations Officers, yearly average wages total $45K annually. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. Most report receiving medical coverage from their employers and the greater part collect dental insurance. Most Public Relations Officers survey respondents are women (78 percent). This report is based on responses to the PayScale salary survey.
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$30,275 - $103,575
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MEDIAN: $44,877
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$30,275 - $103,575  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $19,392  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$30,294 - $108,287  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 80
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$12.00 - $60.00  
   
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $19,392  
   
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$30,294 - $108,287  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 14

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Job Description for Public Relations (PR) Officer

Public relations (PR) officer jobs are typically classified as marketing or communications positions. Public relations officers are responsible for planning, developing, and implementing marketing and communication strategies for an organization. They are also responsible for presenting these strategies to the organization’s clients, stakeholders, and the general public. A public relations officer’s main objective is to communicate with the media and other outside news and press organizations to ensure that all media communications regarding the company are positive. This position is present in many different industries, including hospitals, businesses, universities, construction firms, law firms, manufacturing facilities, and many others. The public relations officer is also responsible for writing speeches and public presentations; preparing visual aids, press releases, and news releases; compiling and distributing media press kits; and organizing public events.

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Public Relations (PR) Officer Tasks

  • Plan and advertise special events.
  • React to publicity situations and interact with the press to improve organizational image.
  • Interact with the press and the public, forming strong positive relations.
  • Create, support, steer and track publicity campaigns.
  • Set brand standards and design online and paper materials are up to date.

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Professional skills reported by Public Relations Officers are few in number. Fortunate workers who know Media / Public Relations can expect a significant pay bump, scoring salaries 22 percent above average. Those listing Oral / Verbal Communication as a skill should be prepared for drastically lower pay.

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Experience Affects Public Relations (PR) Officer Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 29%

National Average
$45,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 3%

Entry-Level
up arrow 7%

Skills That Affect Public Relations (PR) Officer Salaries

Media / Public Relations
up arrow 22%

National Average
$45,000

Oral / Verbal Communication
up arrow 28%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 17 votes.

Gender

Female
78 %
Male
22 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
9%
1-4 years
35%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
19%
20 years or more
16%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 84% dental benefits Dental: 68%
vision benefits Vision: 49% employee benefits None: 13%